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    N.S.W. I used to use mine a lot, it was a valuable...

    I used to use mine a lot, it was a valuable accessory to my "temporary workbench" I was using while I built my proper workbench. Even now it still comes in handy occasionally due to its portability.
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    Good thing I didn't follow that advice :rolleyes:...

    Good thing I didn't follow that advice :rolleyes:

    US averaging 57,000 new COVID-19 cases per day due to delta variant - YouTube
  3. I might make the first 20-30 minutes. I have a...

    I might make the first 20-30 minutes.

    I have a doctors appointment.

    Need to get the results of an x-ray and ultrasound on my shoulder.

    I had the x-ray and ultrasound on Monday and this is...
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    True. If that happens the user used the wrong...

    True. If that happens the user used the wrong saw. Definitely user error. :rolleyes:
  5. Pagie and I had a meeting of two. Very...

    Pagie and I had a meeting of two.

    Very pleasant chat. Chainsaws were mentioned in passing.
  6. I am hoping to be there. I am having a big...

    I am hoping to be there.

    I am having a big resawing day today so my back is likely to be bloody sore by the time the meeting is on. At least the boards are getting smaller each time they go...
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    How about this one? $199 Photon Mono Faster...

    How about this one? $199

    Photon Mono Faster LCD-based /SLA Resin 3D Printer | ANYCUBIC 3D Printing
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    Not sure what tomorrow will bring yet. I might...

    Not sure what tomorrow will bring yet. I might make it.
  9. Tonight I was talking about an...

    Tonight I was talking about an assembly/infeed/outfeed table that I want to build.

    Here's the link. The ULTIMATE Workbench

    I have been looking at the microjig Matchfit system for a while and I...
  10. I should be there if I survive the next half hour...

    I should be there if I survive the next half hour of trying to take deep cuts in steel on the metal lathe. Yesterday I sent about half a kg of steel round bar flying around the workshop and almost...
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    This sort of thing happens when Engineers get...

    This sort of thing happens when Engineers get bored. Engineers exist to solve problems.

    If they do not have a problem to solve, they will invent a problem so that they can solve it and sell the...
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    Sticky: .5 is a bit thicker than I thought you would be...

    .5 is a bit thicker than I thought you would be using Matt.

    Something a bit larger than a Dovetail saw?
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    Sticky: Congratulations CT and Picko

    Congratulations CT and Picko
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    Sticky: Ok I was not one of he ones who stooped to...

    Ok I was not one of he ones who stooped to bribing the judges and then not delivering on the goods. I offered nothing but the opportunity to review my fine handiwork. But to ease the pain cause by...
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    Sticky: . .

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    Melbourne Timber how postponed

    From an email I received yesterday:
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    I love to use old recycled hardwoods, many of...

    I love to use old recycled hardwoods, many of them over 100 years since they were trees. A lot of this stuff is extremely hard.

    Believe me - Japanese saws are not the thing to use on them. :wink:
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    I picked up one of each on Ebay a few years back....

    I picked up one of each on Ebay a few years back. They do bob up occasionally. :wink:
  19. It actually has a large following in Victoria...

    It actually has a large following in Victoria too, mainly because for quite a few years when Queensland was at its peak, the best players from Melbourne Storm were the core of the Queensland team....
  20. Think outside of the tiny world of Melbourne and...

    Think outside of the tiny world of Melbourne and Victoria. :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I have just been reading back over the threads of...

    I have just been reading back over the threads of the competition this morning and I have noted that there is a 200 word limit for the post presenting the plane for judging.

    Further investigation...
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    Sticky: I think the challenge does not close off until...

    I think the challenge does not close off until Midnight tonight AEST.

    Still 14 hours and a few minutes to go.
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    Matt, it is a thing of beauty. But without a...

    Matt, it is a thing of beauty. But without a shaving we can never be sure if it is a plane or a paperweight. :rolleyes: :no:

    The finish line is looming Matt - you can do it! You can do it!

    PS:...
  24. Thread: Bandsaw Buddy

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    Just as fishing lures are designed to catch...

    Just as fishing lures are designed to catch fishermen rather than fish ...
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    I walked in this morning and didn't even sit down...

    I walked in this morning and didn't even sit down in her office. I put the accessories bag with the hearing aids in it on the table and told her that they aren't working for me and I did not want to...
  26. Thread: Bandsaw Buddy

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    Both my bandsaws are well tuned up and cut...

    Both my bandsaws are well tuned up and cut perfectly well.

    I have never even considered the need for such a thing.

    Looks to me like it's a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

    When...
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    I am going through this hearing aid thing right...

    I am going through this hearing aid thing right now.

    I am on a DVA pension which means that I am covered for the basic model of hearing aid. If I need anything other than the basic model then DVA...
  28. Matt, if I have to explain it you will never...

    Matt, if I have to explain it you will never understand. :rolleyes:
  29. State of Origin - Enough said.

    State of Origin - Enough said.
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    Double trouble are now on the Judging Table. ...

    Double trouble are now on the Judging Table.

    Looking back on this build thread, it was interesting to see how the challenge developed and the direction(s) it took to get to the finish line.Much of...
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    Sticky: Double Trouble - An Exercise in Precision and Accuracy

    My First (and Second) plane build.

    I wanted a set of match planes for 7/8 stock for the toolbox build I will be starting soon, so here they are.

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    Queen Ebony, Olive, O1 tool...
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    Absolutely no trouble at all. Here's a pic of the...

    Absolutely no trouble at all. Here's a pic of the two shavings coming out of the side of the tongue plane.

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    It took a bit of inventiveness and trial and error to achieve this kind of...
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    No worries Chief, that would be number 2194 on my...

    No worries Chief, that would be number 2194 on my to-do list :roll:
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    What else is there to say? :wink: 496879496880

    What else is there to say? :wink:

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    I will be late if I make it at all today. See...

    I will be late if I make it at all today.

    See you if I see you.
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    Some people think that all planes are judged by...

    Some people think that all planes are judged by their ability to take gossamer-thin shavings. They are probably the same people who believe in fairies, leprechauns and unicorns. If you are one of...
  37. Thanks for thinking of me Paul. I did grasp the...

    Thanks for thinking of me Paul. I did grasp the idea of what you were saying on Sunday evening but the pictures do help.

    I have been looking at wooden bodied planes, both molding and joinery for...
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    Hopefully they will have a longer lifespan than...

    Hopefully they will have a longer lifespan than Stevie Ray did :oo:

    No copyright on the design, MA. Not much different from ones that are over 100 years old. There are quite a few design variants...
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    Time for a couple of pictures. A couple of...

    Time for a couple of pictures.

    A couple of shots of the planes and a little test piece.

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    Note the sandpaper taped to the granite surface plate to help with the finishing.
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    That bolt was originally going to be used to hold...

    That bolt was originally going to be used to hold the end on one of he handles for the vises on my workbench. Being fairly new to the metal lathe, I was trying to work out ways to improve efficiency,...
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    We are actually on the 100 plan. Since I...

    We are actually on the 100 plan.

    Since I started this thread, we got an email from our ISP advising that the network had been upgraded to allow up to 250 and new plans were available. They are...
  42. Things are progressing well in our shed today so...

    Things are progressing well in our shed today so I should be in a position to come in by 7:30.

    We will probably have some takeaway fish and chips for dinner because we will both have had enough of...
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    Actually the usual compromise is to play the...

    Actually the usual compromise is to play the Spotify playlist put together by my veterans knife-making group. The group consists of veterans from 20 to 70 ish year-olds so the music selections are...
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    Bob, the shed is big enough for the two of us. We...

    Bob, the shed is big enough for the two of us. We have discussed our work schedules for today. She will be using the metalwork area to cut the slot into her blade and grind the bevel. Then she should...
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    Ok, I have spent a few hours in the shed since...

    Ok, I have spent a few hours in the shed since the last update, not all of the time was devoted to "Double Trouble" but significant progress has been made with them. So, lets look at the two planes...
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    Probably be alright if it wasn't for the plastic...

    Probably be alright if it wasn't for the plastic handle on the saw. :oo:
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    Hi Friday Prattlers. This is the book I was...

    Hi Friday Prattlers.

    This is the book I was talking about.

    It really is an interesting read.

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    The Genius of Japanese Carpentry - secrets of an ancient craft
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    Busy day - If I make it I make it.

    Busy day - If I make it I make it.
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    Someone needs to tell old mate in the video that...

    Someone needs to tell old mate in the video that if he turns the board over end to end between cuts instead of side to side he won't get that step in the cut. :rolleyes: :2tsup:
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    Watching the promo video and reading the...

    Watching the promo video and reading the advertising, I have never before seen something marketed so much for the things that it CAN'T do and were deliberately designed out of it.
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